Outside Scholarships and Veterans Benefits

Outside Scholarships

 

LSAC Diversity Writing Competition

For decades, studies consistently have shown that students of color, students living with a disability, and LGBTQ students are underrepresented in most law schools. As a consequence, smaller percentages of persons who represent these groups are graduating from law school and entering the legal profession. This writing competition is designed to reinvigorate the dialogue about the recruitment and retention strategies that law schools should deploy to yield a more diverse class of graduates who will enter the legal profession. For detailed information on how to apply, please refer to the application.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Amount: $5,000

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund (the Scholarship Fund) proudly announces the seventh year of its Bar Stipend Scholarship Program! Bar stipends are awarded to law students in their final year of study to assist with bar examination related expenses. In awarding bar stipends, the Scholarship Fund will consider the applicant’s academic achievement, financial need, community service, leadership experience and any hardship experienced in pursuing an education. Stipends may range from $500 to $3,000. All law students welcome. For detailed information on how to apply, please refer to the application.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Amount: Varies 

Dan Bradley Fellowship Award

Each year, LAAC offers the Dan Bradley Fellowship to fund law students who want to spend their summer working at a LAAC member legal aid organization. The Fellowship is awarded to outstanding students who want to pursue a career in public interest law and who want to spend their summer working in a rural area or on a rural issue. The Dan Bradley Fellowship not only gives law students the opportunity to explore a career in legal services, it offers legal services programs a new source of dedicated and energetic summer staff. The Fellowships are named in honor of former LSC President Dan Bradley, who died in 1988. Please refer to the application for more details. 

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Amount: Varies

Barbri Law Preview and the American Bar Association Scholarship

BARBRI Law Preview recognizes that getting a legal education can be an expensive journey. For this reason, they are proud to offer one hard-working incoming law student a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for the first year of #Lawschool. Your chance at the BARBRI Law Preview scholarship starts by completing this simple online application.

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Amount: $10,000

AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund's Mike Eidson Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff’s lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. For more information, please refer to the application.

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Amount: $5,000

2017 Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship

As a tribute to the memory of the late Associate Justice Pauline Davis Hanson, Fresno County Women Lawyers has established this scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by women law students. The Hanson Scholarship is an annual award to be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year in the amount of $2,000. For more information, please see the criteria and application

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Amount: $2,000

Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County

The San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyers Association is now accepting applications for its 2017 scholarship awards. WLA SLO offers up to $750 in scholarship awards to current law students or students accepted for enrollment in law school with a demonstrated connection to San Luis Obispo County. Founded in 1981, the Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County assists in the advancement of women in the legal profession and in the community at large. For more information, please refer to the application.

Deadline: July 1, 2017

Amount: Varies

The John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship

The John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship program was established to provide scholarship awards to students who have substantial contact with the County of San Bernardino and who are currently attending a California Law school which is either ABA accredited or one that has been pr-approved by the JLKMSF Board of Directors. For more information, please refer to the application.

Deadline: July 13, 2017

Amount: $5,000

Hackard Law Scholarship

The Hackard Law 2017 Academic Scholarship is a $2,500 prize awarded to college and university students in the United States for awareness of elder issues in estate law. For more information, please see the website

Deadline: August 15, 2017

Amount: $2,500

Writing Competitions

Students can also win monetary prizes and a chance to be published through various writing competitions. Check the writing competitions web page for a list of opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.

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